Testosterone and innate immune function inversely covary in a wild population of breeding Dark-Eyed Juncos ( Junco hyemalis )

@inproceedings{Greives2006TestosteroneAI,
  title={Testosterone and innate immune function inversely covary in a wild population of breeding Dark-Eyed Juncos ( Junco hyemalis )},
  author={Timothy J. Greives and Joel W McGlothlin and Jodie M. Jawor and Gregory E Demas and Ellen D. Ketterson},
  year={2006}
}
1. Innate immunity refers to the non-specific components of the primary immune response, which act broadly to destroy pathogens. Effective innate immune responses may save an individual the energetic costs associated with activating subsequent specific immune responses. 2. Testosterone can suppress immune function in vitro and in vivo . Most studies examining testosterone’s effects on immunity have focused on experimentally elevated testosterone and acquired immune responses (e.g. humoral and… CONTINUE READING
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